Do you visit the Milton Drop-Off Center to unload recyclables, trash, food scraps, or anything else? When you come on Saturday, June 18th, bring along something to benefit the Milton Family Community Center!
Event: Food Drive/Coin Drop/Bottle Drive
Date: Saturday, June 18
Location: Milton Drop-Off Center
To benefit: The Milton Family Community Center (MFCC)
The mission of the Milton Family Community Center is: “To build strong communities by empowering individuals and families through quality, innovative programs.” Our food shelf is one of those programs available to residents of Milton and its neighboring communities.
According to Hunger Free Vermont, “Thirteen percent of all Vermont households are food insecure. Food insecurity is defined as the lack of access to enough food to fully meet basic needs at all times due to lack of financial resources. Nearly 80,000 Vermonters of all ages live in food insecure households including more than 20,000 children under 18. Six percent of Vermont households are food insecure with hunger, in which adults have decreased the quality and quantity of food they consume because of lack of money to the point where they are quite likely to be hungry on a frequent basis, or in which children’s intake has been reduced due to lack of family financial resources, to the point that children are likely to be hungry on a regular basis and adults’ food intake is severely reduced.”
In the greater Milton community, a monthly average of 122 families seeking food assistance from our food shelf. Coin drops and Food drives are essential for us to be able to give them the help they need.